03 May 2012

18 Everyday English Words That Come from Irish

Just like it’s fun to learn where our ancestors came from, it’s fun to learn where the words in our language come from.  After all, our language reflects our cultural history!

Upfront with NGS reader Emma Taylor has written a fun piece “18 Everyday English Words That Come from Irish.”

Are you aware of or can you construct a similar list for another “source” of English words?  If so, please share!

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1 comment:

  1. Not exactly the same and again about words and language -- in this case, changes to words because people kept getting them wrong, http://mentalfloss.com/article/49022/7-words-came-about-people-getting-them-wrong